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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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For example, Bourguignon and Verdier (2000) argue that in 'oligarchal' societies, elites will oppose mass education because the more educated the population the greater the pressures for democratisation, and the greater the threat to the power of these privileged groups.
Again, pointing out that the real cause of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta was the oligarchal latter's great fear of the former's increasing ferocity, imperialistic tendencies, and tyranny, he patently displayed his antipathy to Revolutionary France:
pretensions to oligarchal privilege on the one side, and to democratical despotism on the other'.